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Henderson sets up Greipel sprint win

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 2/06/2016

Veteran New Zealand leadout rider Greg Henderson earned his money by setting up a stage win for teammate Andre Greipel on the Tour of Luxembourg.

German sprinter Greipel powered to victory in the 170km first stage, given a dream set-up by Henderson and other members of the Lotto-Soudal team.

Henderson, competing in his last year on the World Tour, tweeted that a strong tailwind in Hesperange made it hard to control the finish and praised his team for a good technical ride.

The 39-year-old crossed the line in 18th place, leaving him 77th on general classification, 39 seconds behind prologue time trial winner Jean-Pierre Drucker of Luxembourg.

Three Kiwis in the One Pro Cycling are also on the four-stage tour, with Hayden McCormick 48th overall, Dion Smith 54th and James Oram 100th.

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